Lims ‘solid’ at Dungannon fixture

Northern Irish Limousin buyers saw 35 bulls sold to a top price of 4000gns at last week’s breed society fixture at Dungannon Farmers’ Mart, Co Tyrone.

While bidding didn’t quite reach the previous week’s 100,000gns record-breaking bid at Carlisle, a “good, solid performance” saw Stephen Clyde’s 22-month-old bull Clydedale Vinny take the supreme champion’s title and a 4000gns call.

Vinny is by Ronick Gains, one of breed’s most prolific bulls whose progeny have sold for 18,000gns at auction.

Out of a 10-year-old homebred dam, Vinny was bought by William Calvin of Coleraine, Co Londonderry.

And Mr Clyde’s success continued, taking the reserve championship and a 3300gns deal for Clydevalley Villy, a son of the 2004 Royal Ulster Show male champion Ronick Sphere.

He joins the herd of breeder J Stevenson, Ballymoney.

In between these two at 3400gns was Togherdoo Vision from Victor Keys, Dromore.

This 17-month-old bull has Ronick Optima as dam and stood champion at the Moira Calf Spectacular in 2005.

He goes to Trevor Smyth of Dromore, Co Tyrone.

There were two deals at 3200gns.

Reserve senior champion Cornonagh Victor, a Tanat Mostyn son from M&S Donaghy, Crassmaglen, sold to B&A McCammon, while the Ronick Hawk-sired Crandale Vulcan heads joins Mrs D Johnston’s herd at Omagh.

Averages: 35 bulls 1867.40, 13 heifers 982.31. (Dungannon Farmers Mart)